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ShelleySnyder

Been gardening in my yard sense 1975 love the weird and wonderful. I'm in zone 8 in the Pacific Northwest. I am a very proud GT ambassador!

Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis #arborclematis #newgrowth #springgrowth #appleblossom #appleblossomclematis ok! If this doesn't preform this year and look good it may have to go! I don't have time for shrinking violets!

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columbiariver

I find mine high maintenance. I'm going to put it on the old shed. I've probably said that before but I was just looking at it today. Not happy with it. I hope yours continues to look beautiful 💚

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver it better do better than last year or else!!✂️⚔🗡⛏ well you get the idea! 💘😍

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angiecrazycatlady

These are supposed to be covered in scented flowers, has this one not been good? I had one like that and gave it loads of rose feed and it flourished 😊

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ShelleySnyder

@angiecrazycatlady it's loaded with flowers all right, the first year we got a killer snowstorm and killer freezing temperatures, we set all kinds of records! That was in early February, didn't bloom at all it had to be cut back, last year it was loaded with flowers again and for what ever reason at least half just fell off, I don't remember if they were fragrant, this year it's loaded again so we'll see 🤞 hoping for the best cuz I really do love the way it looks! 👇

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ShelleySnyder

Thanks for the tip Angie!💘😍

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columbiariver

Rose food?

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angiecrazycatlady

@columbiariver yes a powdered rose food, I put it on all plants that flower their socks off 😊

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columbiariver

Thank you! I've been using tomato feed on the flowers. When I move my monster I'll give it a good feed. @angiecrazycatlady

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis #blooming #appleblossom #fromuderneath woohoo!! She's finally blooming!

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj 💘😍

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kez001uk

So many flowers already 😍 so pretty 🤍

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi thanks hun!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@kez001uk thanks! It's starting!💘😍

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lesliecole49

Now I know what's on your arbor

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ShelleySnyder

@lesliecole49 😂 I did answer when you asked 💘😍

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gjones

She's looking so pretty! Is this the one you had to cut way back last year?

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flof1952

My daughter bought me this one for Mothers Day Shelley ....can't wait for it to look as beautiful as yours 👌😃

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pelly

It’s looking gorgeous Shelley 🤍💚🤍

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anges

Beautiful Shelley 😊💚

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monaboghiu

So beautiful!

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis #clematisappleblossom #appleblossom #buds #gettingsoclose. Ooooohhhhweeee!! Can you see the buds!? This is loaded! Gonna be gorgeous!!

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj 💘😍

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kez001uk

Archway clematis is back with a vengeance 😍😍😍

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ShelleySnyder

@kez001uk yep! I'm looking forward to seeing it!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi I sure hope so! After last year's loss! It's not quite as loaded as it was last year, but still should be good!💘😍

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pelly

Oh wow, that’ll be spectacular Shelley 🤍🤍🤍

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angiecrazycatlady

Thats going to look lovely, and smell good too 😍

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alysha

I’m excited to see these open😍 @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

@pelly thanks! I'm hoping so!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@angiecrazycatlady thank you! It smells to!? It's been so long I can't remember! That will be a bonus!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@alysha thanks Alysha me too!💘😍

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columbiariver

WooHoo! It's going to be fabulous 💞

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis #appleblossom I know it's a pityful sight but my oh my it got two little blooms! And all the stubs are starting to get new growth, woohoo!!!

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj 💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi pityful looking but awesome alright!!🤗💘😍

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kez001uk

I’m so happy it’s coming back for you 😁

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columbiariver

What happened to it? Mine has gotten too big for it's britches. Bob cut half away but I still have to move it. I have yet to have it in full bloom and in a good spot 🙁😉💗

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ShelleySnyder

@kez001uk thank you!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver it was loaded with like a bazillion buds and then February arrived and just burnt the crap out of it and we had to cut it back to about 2ft. Tall and leafless!😳😠🥴💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi yes it will!🤗😍

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columbiariver

On both sides? That's awful. I'm sorry that happened 😫 💖

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver yep! Both sides! There are signs of growth now at least!💘😍

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis #appleblossom top pic was taken in January, looked beautiful and bushy and a zillion buds on it! Bottom pic was taken today, leaves were turning brown and falling off, buds were turning brown and falling off, after the killer February so we cut it back and are hoping for the best!

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj 💘😍

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taylork

Ooooo I likey! I have faith though! You love them too much!

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taylork

I'm sure it's a crushing feeling but like I said you're too fond of your garden to let them go.. ☺️

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ShelleySnyder

@taylork I sure was looking forward to this blooming, it was going to be magnificent! But now I just have to hope next year it will look good 😉💘😍

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taylork

I've learned so much patience in gardening and taking care of my plants! You are an inspiration to me with all of your optimism! 😍

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ShelleySnyder

@taylork you certainly do need some patience in gardening, mother nature works on her terms not ours!😂😂 You are so kind Taylor! I do try to be optimistic!💘😍

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kez001uk

Oh no 😔 I remember we talked about this one being full of buds 😞 I hope it comes back 🤞🏼

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taylork

You do it very well, Shelley

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KariSamuel

Mother Nature has been so rough on so many!! #fingerscrossed for you that it makes it! 😘

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ShelleySnyder

@kez001uk thanks! I think they are pretty tough so I'm sure it will, it's just gonna take some time, so the waiting begins!🤗💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@taylork your a sweetheart!💘😍

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis #clematisappleblossom I am thrilled!! This absolutely loaded and I mean loaded with these blooms! If only half open its going to be fabulous!! WOOHOO!!

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj 💘😍

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kez001uk

😯 clematis buds already???

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ShelleySnyder

@kez001uk yes! Last year when I got this I knew it was a very early bloomer, it will bloom next month 💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder it’s a beautiful one from the photos I just saw! Can’t wait to see it open for you 😊

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ShelleySnyder

@kez001uk did you see how much it grew!?😳 My oh my it was a lot! Only about half the buds or less even bloomed last year, which didn't surprise me cuz I figured it would go into shock and not bloom as heavy as the buds indicated it would, boy it's got them now!!💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder can’t believe how much it’s grown! Almost covering your arch now 😛 it’s going to look incredible this year, you can already see the entire thing covered in those pretty flowers 😍

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ShelleySnyder

@kez001uk it actually has completely covered the arbor! Now that's fast!! I hope it looks incredible!💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

Gosh Shelley u have me all excited for you but I believe ur absolutely right It’s going to b incredible y’all a lot of great pics. Can’t wait!!🥳🥳🤗🤗👍🏻😊💕

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder I had no idea clematis grew this fast 😜 it’ll brighten up February for sure!

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gjones

Wow! That will be beautiful and it'll be great to see flowers in February!

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ShelleySnyder

@terrimclaughlin Thank you!💘😍

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis-appleblossom sense planting this it has lost an awful lot of its buds and now it has a few puny flowers blooming, hoping for a much better show next year!

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columbiariver

It's very pretty. That's ok. Next year will be good!

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gjones

It's still pretty!

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver thanks Laura! Hope it's better next year!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@gjones thanks Katy!💘😍

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Keely

It will thrive with your tlc 😄

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ShelleySnyder

@Keely awww! Thanks Keely!💘😍

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suerichards

Very pretty 😍

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ShelleySnyder

@suerichards I'm hoping next year that truly applies! Thanks!💘😍

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis-appleblossom the buds are looking a bit brown sense our freezing weather! I sure hope they aren't damaged!

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columbiariver

Looking good neighbor!

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver thanks neighbor!!😁💘😍

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gjones

So many buds!! Soon to be beautiful😊

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ShelleySnyder

@gjones I hope so katy!😁💘😍

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Mikekally

Oh this looks healthy! Mine seems to have gone brown and died over the last few weeks unfortunately. I'm leaving it alone for now to see if it can be rescued with a good haircut and a new home when the weather warms up a little

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ShelleySnyder

@Mikekally hopefully a hair cut willperk it back up and it will be ok! Mine is new and was just planted about a month ago but some of the buds aren't looking so good, we'll see!🤞🤞👍💘😍

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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ShelleySnyder

#clematis-appleblossom my new miss Apple blossom

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pelly

That’s going to be fabulous Shelley 😍😍

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ShelleySnyder

@pelly thanks Jane! I hope so! The freezing temps we are having is going to put a halt to the blooms I'm afraid 💘😍

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pelly

Aww, I hope it warms up soon for you. 👍😘

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ShelleySnyder

@pelly it's supposed to in a couple of days. But this will be our weather until into March, that's life in the Seattle area!😂💘😍

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pelly

It seems we have another cold snap starting, it just seems endless this year Shelley. 😟😟

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ShelleySnyder

@pelly it does seem endless! With a couple more months to go!😕💘😍

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emve

Looking really good! Remember to post updates when they flower. I doubt mine will get around to it this year, so I'll just enjoy yours😀

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ShelleySnyder

@emve thanks Mona! I will post when (and if) they bloom! I'm a little concerned with the cold spell, but there's nothing I can do about it so it's wait and see.💘😍

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columbiariver

They are such healthy plants. They should do ok with the cold. Mine has blooms, ready to open from our warm spell. Ugh, might be kind of soggy and not pretty

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver you have apple blossom!?💘😍

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columbiariver

I do. I'll see if any of the pics I took will show buds

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ShelleySnyder

#clematiscollage Woohoo!! We got miss Apple blossom planted! I didn't think we would till maybe next month, but the weather cooperated and the honeysuckles came out easy so everything else went easy peasy! Yahoo now I get to see her bloom on my arbor!

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columbiariver

This is so lovely. That apple blossom is such a good looking evergreen.

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ShelleySnyder

@columbiariver thanks Laura! I'm excited to see it bloom, it's pretty loaded and we had minimal casualties when planting!💘😍

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kimguy

Can't wait to see the blooms. @ShelleySnyder 😎💜

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ShelleySnyder

@kimguy you and me both!💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@cyndi thanks cyn!💘😍

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kvetinka

😍😘🤗

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Keely

Brilliant Shelley look forward to seeing it's blossoms 💖

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ShelleySnyder

@kvetinka 😘😉💘😍

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ShelleySnyder

@Keely thank you Keely!💘😍

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